Academy Trials

Netball Victoria Zone Academy Program

The Netball Victoria Zone Academy Program aims to provide a concurrent development opportunity for talented players, coaches, umpires and team managers, which will assist them to reach their potential.

The program is based on the Netball Australia’s Dare to Develop a Diamonds Academy and has three core components required for completion. These components are:

  • Technical and tactical
  • Athlete wellbeing
  • Physical preparation

2018 Zone Academy Officials Applications

A team of Netball Victoria appointed support staff manage each Zone Academy including a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Apprentice coach, Team Manager.

Netball Victoria is now accepting application forms for each 2018 Zone Academy Program, positions descriptions are available by following each of the below links:
Zone Academy Head Coach
Zone Academy Assistant Coach
Zone Academy Apprentice Coach
Zone Academy Team Manager

Applications Close – 5pm Monday 25 September 2017

Please complete the application form and forward to the High Performance Pathways Coordinator Ben Sharpe, with a relevant resume and cover letter. Questions may also be forwarded to Ben on the below contact details:

High Performance Pathways Coordinator
Ben Sharpe
[email protected]
(03) 9321 2234

Expressions of Interest for Zone Academy Assessors and Selectors

The Zone Academy Selection Days and the Academy Screening Day for the 2018 Zone Academy Program are fast approaching. If you are interested in coaching or assessing at any of the Zone Academy Selection Days or the Academy Screening Day, please complete your details on this form, indicating which selection days you would like to coach/assess.

Please complete the Coach Assessor application form and return via email to Ben Sharpe at [email protected] by Thursday 31 August 2017.

2018 Talented Player Nomination Form

Netball Victoria calls for talented player nominations from all affiliated Associations and Football Netball Leagues. Netball Victoria are seeking nominations for talented players who can be considered for 2018 Zone Academy selection (born in 2002 or 2003) or the 2018 17/Under & 19/U State Team Program.

Please find the below Talented Player Nomination Form. Nominations close Friday 1 September 2017.

2017 Talented Player Nomination Form

NOW OPEN –  Talent Identification Applications – Association Championships

Netball Victoria wishes to provide you with some important information regarding talent identification of athletes in your zone and region. Each year Netball Victoria appoints several Talent Scouts throughout the various netball regions to communicate with local Netball Associations and Leagues to identify talented athletes at the Zone Association Championships.

Association Championships
Netball Victoria’s Association Championships are held annually in each Zone. These tournaments are a vital part of the athlete development pathway.

The Talent Scouts view athletes in the 15/U and 17/U age groups across both Championship and Reserve divisions. Following these Championships Talent Scouts provide the names of identified athletes for invitation to Zone Academy and State Team screening days leading toward possible inclusion in Zone Academy Programs and/or State Teams in the following year.

Find out more:
Talent Scout Officials – Application Form 2017
Netball Victoria Talent Scout PD 2017

Please email applications to:
Hayley VanDenBoom
High Performance Operations Manager
[email protected]



2017 Athletes and Officials

Netball Victoria is pleased to announce the athletes that have successfully gained a position in the 2017 Zone Academy Program.

Central East

Abuk Kenyang
Aimee Harkin
Alana McGurgan
Alesina Toleafoa
Alexis Tucker
Amber Kerr
Anna Donnely
Brianna Fox
Brittany Tait
Catherine Seletto
Charlie Williams
Ellie Stephens
Georgia Moody
Gracie Rand
Hannah Mundy
Holly Galway
Kara Morrison
Madeleine Williams
Madeline Lurati
Melissa Webster
Mia Sudomirski
Montana Wallis
Olivia Atyimas
Olivia Morris
Olivia May
Pyper Ross
Shanelle Lilomayava
Sienna Kelly
Sophie Henessey
Tadiwa Kahonde
Tegan Stephenson
Tess Allen
Zoe Gifford


Central West

Abbie Barnes
Abigail Inglis
Alexandra Keating
Amy Cook
Caitlin Hill
Chelsea Henshall
Ebony Carter
Emma Collins
Emma Walters
Genevieve Harvey
Georgia Campbell
Georgia Rogers
Georgie Cullen
Isabelle Pritchard
Jacqueline Delazzari
Josie Andrighetti
Karla Coveny
Keara Fitzgerald
Kirra Parks
Kristyl Ben
Lauren Wood
Lindy Stephens
Maeve Donegan
Meg Matthews
Olivia Honey
Olivia Taylor
Paige McGrath
Sarah Croft
Shanae Brundell
Tess Osborne
Tiarah Minns
Tylah Sparke
Uneeq Palavi



Alison Dwyer
Annabelle Williams
Ava Misfud
Bethany Scott
Chelsea Bowman
Chelsea Livingstone
Emma Allman
Heidi Gaudion
Hollie Bugeja
Jasmine Mackie
Lanni Pryor
Lily Scott
Madison Rohde
Paris Toner
Ruby Healsley
Saskia Eenjes
Sophie Lecchino
Stepanie Lee
Taylah Brown
Yasmin Dickson
Zali Anderson


North East

Andriana Oliver
Blaynee House
Dakoda Emery
Demii Morey
Eliza York
Ella Sprunt
Elle Brooks
Ellouise Shanahan
Georgia Harrison
Katie Archer
Laura Cole
Laura Kilpatrick
Mackensey House
Marney Gorman
Mia Duryea
Olivia Kirby
Olivia Richards
Paige Harper
Sarah Riches
Sophal Hopp
Vashti Muller
Karlie Travassaros
Taryn Cameron
Lauren Reidy
Gabrielle Wales
Lili Murphy



Abbey Hromenko
Bree Heiden
Bridget Byrne
Bronte Gundry
Charli Meney
Claudia Mawson
Danielle O’Toole
Ella Rees
Ella Wicks
Emmerson Simpson
Georgie Carberry
Isabella Fitzsimmons
Jasmine Collins
Kalolaine Moi Moi
Khiana Brooks
Lara Cunningham
Ruby Turner
Sophie Shoebridge
Tamika Mentha
Tess Teggelove
Tess Jackson



Alice Astbury
Chelsea Quinn
Chelsea Baker
Danica Clough
Eliza Christian
Ella Squires
Grace Broderick
Hannah Loveday
Isabella Rea
Jessica Thwaites
Kirby Elliott
Maddy Selmon
Niamh Vahland
Olivia Henzen
Paetyn Jarred
Tayla McVilly
Abbey Raven
Ayla Huff
Hannah Anderson
Tara Elliot
Lydia Jordan
Natalie Farley
Keely Hutchinson
Ashlea Ferguson


Congratulations to our Zone Academy Officials for their appointments in this year’s Zone Academy Program.

Central EastHead CoachKathKnott
Central EastAssistant CoachMeaganDell
Central EastAssistant CoachTBC
Central EastApprentice CoachKimHarrington
Central EastTeam ManagerEleonoreCostello
Central WestHead CoachMargLind
Central WestAssistant CoachEmilyPost
Central WestAssistant CoachSoniaHarris
Central WestApprentice CoachTeganHopkins
Central WestTeam ManagerJannelleGraham
EasternHead CoachElizaAllen
EasternAssistant CoachMelissaCrotty
EasternAssistant CoachYvonnePorter
EasternApprentice CoachMandyHopkins
EasternTeam ManagerSueHutchinson
North EastHead CoachFionaBoyer
North EastHead CoachRobynSmith
North EastAssistant CoachSheaCunningham
North EastApprentice CoachJodieHouse
North EastTeam ManagerBiancaMann
NorthernHead CoachMadeleineNalder
NorthernAssistant CoachKylieWalsh
NorthernAssistant CoachZendaMcConnell
NorthernApprentice CoachSimoneEddington
NorthernTeam ManagerMelissaRyan
WesternHead CoachDianneMcCormack
WesternAssistant CoachJoshuaSmith
WesternApprentice CoachMichelleRix
WesternTeam ManagerSaraQuinn


Inter Academy Weekend

All Zone Academies participate in Inter Academy Weekend at the State Netball Hockey Centre. The event provides athletes the opportunity to demonstrate and apply skills learnt in the program over the two day competition. The Inter Academy Weekend is an important part of the Netball Victoria athlete pathway as the competition provides the opportunity for 17/U Victorian State selectors to view all Academy athletes and talent identify athletes to attend the 17/U State Squad Selections. Questions and queries may also be forwarded to the High Performance Pathways Coordinator on the below contact details:

Hayley VanDenBoom
High Performance Operations Manager
[email protected]